whit·​en·​er | \ ˈ(h)wīt-nər, ˈ(h)wī-tᵊn-ər How to pronounce whitener (audio) \

Definition of whitener

: one that whitens specifically : an agent (such as a bleach) used to impart whiteness to something

Examples of whitener in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Snow whitener serum contains hallmark whitening agents hydrogen peroxide and carbamide peroxide, plus peppermint oil for a nice flavor. Marielle Marlys, Good Housekeeping, 15 June 2022 It is also used as a tooth whitener in some toothpastes, and as a common household cleaning agent. Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2021 In May, sales of eye makeup, teeth whitener kits, false eyelashes and lipstick were up at least 20 percent compared to a year ago, according to NielsenIQ analytics. NBC News, 6 July 2021 This whitener gel is great to use in addition to your usual toothpaste. Akili King, Vogue, 10 June 2021 Perch boasts 70 brands in its stable of third-party sellers, including women’s athleisure brand Satina, teeth whitener Cali White and kitchenware from Flathead. Margherita Beale, Forbes, 26 May 2021 Deodorant, teeth whitener and condoms are in high demand. Sarah Nassauer, WSJ, 24 May 2021 Just like the rush on toilet paper and hand sanitizer a year ago, people are grabbing deodorant, teeth whitener and condoms off of store shelves, The Wall Street Journal reports. Chris Morris, Fortune, 24 May 2021 At Walmart, sales of teeth whitener are popping as customers take their masks off. BostonGlobe.com, 18 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whitener

1540, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Whitener.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitener. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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